Footing, Redneck Skiing and Kneeboards

These are all things you’ll find in Brad Paisley’s the video for one of his newest song’s titled ‘Water’. I’m not a huge country music fan, but the song just sounds like summer to me. If you watch closely, you’ll see a little bit of barefooting in the video. Unrelated to the footing, I especially like the part where the guy rides a bike off the dock, attempting to go into the water, but instead rides into another dock. Ouch. And yes, I’m talking about that redneck skiing, the one where they use something like a back hoe in the middle of what amounts to a large puddle of water and swing people around in a circle on skis. I think that’s a  little crazy, and people think getting dragged behind, or next to, a boat at 40+ MPH hour is crazy. So to each their own. Now enjoy a little bit of summer time music…


Brad Paisley – Water

Did you know that Brad is married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley? Not sure who that is? She was the daughter in the Steve Martin movies Father of the Bride I & II and also on According to Jim (as Jim’s wife’s sister). So when he’s out on his boat, skiing, footing or whatever he does, he has some good company in the boat. And good company is always important. Especially at the end of the day when the sun goes down at it’s beer-thirty.

Mr. & Mrs. Paisley

It’s also nice to see our little sport, and the sport of water skiing in general, in the mass media, and a Brad Paisley video qualifies as that. I think every waters skier around remembers the Alan Jackson video for Chattahoochee since it featured some slalom skiing in it.


Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee

I personally love the neon colors on his life vest and how he is really cutting it up on what appears to be some classic Dick Pop Jr skis in some of the shots.  I also love the old Nautique in the video.

And while we’re on the topic of country music video’s featuring water skiing, I’ll throw one more into the mix. It doesn’t necessarily tie directly to skiing, but it does features such lines as:

It was painted red, it’s stripe was white
It was 18 feet, bow to stern light…

As he reminisces about his childhood boat.


Alan Jackson – Drive

And with that, country music video time is over, for now…

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